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  • New 16th AF commander, command chief immerse into AFTAC mission

    The new 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander visited the Air Force Technical Applications Center Dec. 16 to get an up-close look at how the nuclear treaty monitoring center plays a critical role in the Numbered Air Force’s overarching intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber and electronic warfare mission.
  • VCSAF meets with nuclear scientists, engineers about future operations

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. “Seve” Wilson paid a visit to the Air Force Technical Applications Center here Dec. 4 to meet with nuclear scientists and engineers about their role in global nuclear deterrence and nonproliferation. The purpose of the visit was to give the visiting Air Force senior leaders an opportunity to discuss future operations and algorithmic warfare with members of the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center and the U.S.’s technical surveillance center of excellence.
  • Local ’16 valedictorian recruited by AFTAC as nuclear data analyst

    Through the Palace Acquire Program, the Air Force Technical Applications Center here recruited a recent University of South Florida undergraduate to work as a nuclear data analyst in the center’s Ciambrone Radiochemistry Laboratory. Victoria Scira joined the AFTAC team in June 2019 after graduating magna cum laude from USF in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
  • Experts from AFTAC travel to Georgia for STEMversity

    In an effort to foster the betterment of underserved minority middle and high school students, members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here traveled to Georgia recently to serve as mentors at STEMversity. Dr. Andrew Giminaro, a nuclear forensics analyst for the nuclear treaty monitoring center, led the team of AFTAC volunteers who provided expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to the summer campers at Central Georgia Technical College in Milledgeville.
  • Three inducted into AFTAC Wall of Honor

    Three former members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were inducted into the center’s famed Wall of Honor recently.
  • From Uzbekistan to America: One Airman's Tale

    Bukhara is a centuries-old, culturally-rich city in the Asian country of Uzbekistan. Located on the historic Silk Road (a network of ancient trade routes that connected the East to the West), it has long been an epicenter of exports, scholarship, language and religion.
  • AFTAC Hockey defeats nationally-ranked Miami Hurricanes

    In a stunning victory against a nationally-ranked Division 3 hockey club, the Air Force Technical Applications Center hockey team defeated the Miami Hurricanes Feb. 23 at Pembroke Pines Ice Arena, Miami’s home rink.
  • USAF Spark Tank finalists, winner visit AFTAC

    Finalists from the 2019 Air Force Spark Tank competition visited the Air Force Technical Applications Center here March 1 to meet with members of the center’s Innovation Lab and observe how failure has led to success for the nuclear treaty monitoring organization.
  • Nuclear air sampling aircraft on display at Patrick AFB

    The aircraft that performs atmospheric sampling for the Air Force Technical Applications Center was on display for invited guests to get a glimpse into how AFTAC personnel perform their nuclear treaty monitoring mission. Based out of Offutt AFB, Neb., the WC-135 Constant Phoenix routinely conducts air sampling missions over the Pacific Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Mediterranean, Polar Regions, Indian Ocean, and off the coasts of South America and Africa in support of the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963.
  • A1C with Ph.D. lands job at nuclear treaty monitoring center

    It’s not often you see those three-letter titles – A1C and Ph.D. – used to refer to the same person. As a matter of fact, only one-hundredth of one percent of the Air Force’s enlisted force from E-1 through E-9 possess a doctor of philosophy degree – that’s just 33 Airmen out of 259,190 currently on active duty.Yet one woman with a doctorate in
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